Memorial Park Funeral Home & Memorial Park Cemetery

6969 East Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX


Joyce Eileen Hardin

February 16, 1934March 11, 2020

Joyce Eileen (Slocum) Hardin, 86, of Amarillo passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

The family will receive guests on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm in the Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 2pm in the funeral home’s Chapel of Memories with Pastor Dee Slocum Jr. of Adrian Baptist Church presiding. Joyce will be laid to rest privately following the service.

Joyce was born on February 16, 1934 in Tilton, Arkansas to Ernest and Carrie (Roark) Slocum. Joyce was the first bookkeeper at the Coronado Inn in Pampa, Texas. She worked at the Continental Best Western in Oklahoma City. She was the last bookkeeper at the Villa Inn in Amarillo. For many years, she was a consultant for Mary Kay.

Joyce was a member of the “You and I” Sunday School Class at First Christian Church, as well as a member of the Red Hat Society, an international women’s social gathering.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Marshall Hardin, her parents, youngest daughter Lawanda Hardin, and three great-grandchildren. Those left to cherish her memory are daughters Fara Williams and husband Larry of Amarillo, and Barbara Butler and husband Jamie of Norman, Oklahoma. She leaves behind seven grandchildren Brodie Butler and wife Jennifer, Ben Williams, Sky Butler and wife Heidi, Lindsey Kimble and husband Joshua, Torey Hafner, Samantha Rodgers, Tanner Rodgers and wife Lauren; and eight great-grandchildren Zoey, Melody, Jesse, Kade, Camron, Killes, Martin and Zachary; as well as many other loving family and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in honor of Joyce E. Hardin be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.


  • Brodie Butler
  • Ben Williams
  • Sky Butler
  • Tanner Rodgers
  • Josh Kimble
  • Scott Edwards


  • Visitation Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Burial Service Saturday, March 14, 2020


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Lisa Stinson Rogers

March 12, 2020

My heart is saddened to hear about Joyce. I have many fond memories of our families from childhood. I have all of the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Needra Davis Sisson

March 12, 2020

My prayers to her family. My parents, Flo & Grady Davis from Wynne, AR always enjoyed visiting with Joyce & Marshall when they came to AR. The last several years after my mom was in the nursing home Joyce would call me from time to time just to check on her (& me). I last spoke to her following my mom’s death in November. I’m quite sure they are having a great reunion up in Heaven right now! You all will be in my thoughts & prayers🙏🏻

Donna Ream

March 12, 2020

My deepest condolences to Joyce's family. Joyce was absolutely delightful and no one loved as unconditionally as she did. She always made me feel like I was part of her family and I loved her as though she were part of mine. She will be dearly missed.